WKVI-FM morning man Tom Berg is following tradition this year with the help of local businessman Kent Kruzick. Kruzick donates a sum of money each year to prevent Berg from playing “The Christmas Song” on piano, and this year is no different, except Kruzick has doubled his donation.
For the third year in a row, Berg has mentioned on-air his intent to play the song live, and for the third year in a row, Kruzick has rushed to the station, check in hand, begging Berg not to damage the ears of WKVI listeners.
Kruzick arrived at the station with a $200 check for Community Services of Starke County, with only one condition: Berg gets only one shot to play the song on the air. He will try his hand at the piano at 8:30 a.m. this morning.